rainforest of the sea quench lip rescue review | tarte cosmetics

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There is an unspoken rule that lips need just as much TLC as your skin. There is nothing attractive about dry, cracked lips. Cold weather essentials always include some sort of lip scrub and balm duo. Luckily for us, there is a new lip rescue in town - the Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue* ($23 cdn, 0.10 oz) by Tarte. This is part of Tarte's summer 2016 collection exclusively at Sephora. Tarte cosmetics have a long standing reputation as being a healthy, eco-friendly brand with the cutest packaging ever. In fact, it was the lip rescue tube that made me click the "add to cart" button! 

The lip rescue is a moisturizing balm that saves lips from signs of aging while claiming to deliver intense hydration. It comes in four sheer tints; opal, nude, rose and berry. This balm helps restore lips' softness, moisture and elasticity with a powerful blend of essential oils and vitamin rich antioxidants. This product is vegan friendly and dermatologist tested. 

As mentioned, the packaging was what initially lured my into this purchase. It was so difficult not to buy all the tinted balms, but I showed restraint and chose the balm in the nude tint. The tube is surprisingly sturdy for a tube made of thick cardboard. The interior does have plastic and a snap closure. I would have preferred an alternate material to the cardboard, however, it isn't a game changer for me. 

I can't even begin to explain my reaction when I first swiped this balm across my lips. I was super impressed at how easy it absorbed and how smooth it felt. It was incredible. There was an instant menthol scent and my lips were ultra dewy. I haven't had a lip product wow me the way this one did in a long time (we're talking years). The tint is very sheer and the nude matches my lip colour perfectly (which is what I was looking for). The product lasts a few hours when applied before the glossy shine begins to fade. 

This is the first lip product that I can truly say impressed me on my first try. I would be as bold to say that I prefer this over any other lip treatment currently on the market (although Fresh Lip Treatment** is a narrow second). It gives instant relief to dry, cracked lips by providing long lasting hydration with a menthol tingle. This works on top of lipsticks as well, giving off that dewy look similar to lip glosses. Filled with algae, marine flower extracts and coconut oil, this product is everything your lips need to overcome the dry cold days. 

In a heart beat - once I pick up the other three tints!

This lip balm will be released in stores March 14th, 2016. Currently available online. 

Which Tarte Lip Rescue shade is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

21 comments on "rainforest of the sea quench lip rescue review | tarte cosmetics"
  1. I usually stay away from these sheer balms, as I feel they are a waste of money and I´d rather stick to a plain lip balm, but the packaging is really too cute.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Oh that's too bad - this one is very different from other sheer balms I've tried in the past!

  2. Lovely lip colour!


  3. Oh my goodness, the packaging is so cute! I love this! I've never tried anything from Tarte, though I really want to. I'm trying to do a 'no money march' but as a congrats (if I manage to do it) this will definitely be on my list lol!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    1. haha, good luck on your "no money march"! Definitely a good idea adding this to your wish list! I can't get over how hydrating it is (and the packaging is insanely cute)!

  4. This lipstick looks divine! The color is gorgeous and I love the packaging - so cute!

    1. It really is! Thanks, Taylor!

  5. I know I am the odd one out because I have never been a fan of tinted lip balm, I find them to dry out my lips terribly. That being said, I have never tried the one from Fresh or this one from Tarte, maybe they would be different? I'll keep both in mind the next time I snoop around Sephora.com. :-P

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. You should definitely check them out during a Sephora trip! This one especially is on the polar spectrum of dryness. It is one of the most moisturizing balms I have currently!!

  6. Ok I definitely need to try this - I love the Fresh version and the packaging of this is even more gorgeous, I love the look of this shade too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Haha, if you try it, you won't regret it! I can't stop using this!! :)

  7. Tarte is definitely a brand I'm itching to get my hands on and after seeing this product and reading your review on it, I can definitely say that it's something I'd love to try and it's going to be one of the first products I'm gonna buy.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  9. I want to try this! I always have dry lips and love hydrating lip glosses and lipsticks. This one sounds awesome :)

    1. It really is awesome and every time I go to apply it, I can't help but think how adorable the packaging is as well, haha!

  10. What a gorgeous shade! And the packaging is too cute! :) This is even better than Fresh?! I must own it then!


  11. Wow so nice and helpful post and i like your post very much:

  12. Wow so nice review all about lip rescue: lip rescue review

  13. Seems, it's good a thing. I want to use this at least for once.
    Lip rescue


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